the new plug b8es sucks.
tiny little spark.
the old plug sparks better.
that being said, the spark color, (though much smaller) was more blue on the new plug, and orange on the old plug.
will consider the points suggestion.
is compression difficult to test?
could that be an issue?
will check the carb again as well. how to tell if the float needle would be stopping the gas flow?
(first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win)